Kurt Hörbst

ONE OF THE LARGEST ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN AUSTRIA, THE S10 HIGHWAY, CONNECTS THE UPPER AUSTRIAN MÜHLVIERTEL AREA WITH NEIGHBOURING BOHEMIA. PHOTOGRAPHER KURT HÖRBST HAS DOCUMENTED THE PROJECT WITH HIS TRUSTY CAMERA.

… For Kurt Hörbst, the construction of the S10 represents both an intriguing photographic assignment and a subject that is very much close to his heart. “I am especially interested in how the countryside is changing. The interventions are creating a completely new landscape.” Banks of earth suddenly reach up to the sky as crater-like holes are carved into the ground. Enormous container settlements appear from nowhere and construction equipment is strewn across the landscape. “Sometimes it seems just like a still-life painting.”
Julia Langeneder

His Technique

Kurt Hörbst assumes the position of a distant observer. He takes his time, watching carefully and discovering a whole new side to his local area. He hauls his large format analog camera and tripod around until he finds a place that particularly interests him. Then he sets up his camera. He watches and waits. He wants to capture as much detail as possible.
Julia Langeneder

Linhof Master Technika 4×5
Lenses: Schneider Kreuznach Symmar-S 5,6/150 mm and Super-Angulon 5,6/90 mm

Foto: Alexandra Grill

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